Innovation First is one of the core values of BM Group Vision. The step that industry needs to take today to meet technological challenges and become competitive is investing in technology, in systems and tools that can fit in a fast-changing production environment and adapt to rapid upheavals in demand.

R & D

The considerable investment in research and development, which combines the highest technology with extensive experience in the sector and the collaboration with the most important research centers and universities, is one of the keys to the success of BM, whose list of patented products grows constantly.

From machine vision systems applied to automation and robotics to robotic solutions for sampling, marking, tagging and tracking, large drive centers and large-scale power plants, BM contributes more and more each day to shaping future engineering.

A “smart plant” is easy to imagine …

BM Lab

BM Lab is an“Italian Silicon Valley“, a unique ecosystem that combines talent, specialized professional services, basic research, venture capital and a risk-oriented corporate culture, home of technologies that are revolutionizing production in many different manufacturing sectors.

Young students or recent graduates work at new projects together with BM technicians and engineers in BM factories, thus improving their competences and often creating new basis for start-up companies that keep on collaborating with BM after entering the market.

BM Award

Since 2015, the annual awards THE WORLD’S SMART STEEL PLANT celebrate those establishments that have stood out for their commitment to innovation by improving existing machines and investing in systems that increase safety at work, increase production efficiency, optimize processes and reduce energy costs. This prize aims at rewarding the best synergy achieved by the departments of a factory.

The awards are open to all companies belonging to the steel sector, steel mills, rolling mills and tube mills. The next call for nominations will open in april 2017.